Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, has congratulated Prince John Ola Mafo on his emergence as his running mate.

Jegede in a statement made available through his media team, said, the choice of Prince John Ola Mafo as a running mate is a worthy one, noting that Mafo is a stellar achiever with outstanding political and intellectual credentials.

The governorship candidate said all the relevant stakeholders in the party put in good efforts and weighed the relevant options before settling for the sterling personality of Mafo.

He said, “Let me say to you that the process that produced the option of John Ola Mafo as Eyitayo Jegede’s running mate was a fair one; we put in good efforts and weighed the various options before making this choice.

I appreciate members and leaders of our great whose great ideas guided us while the process lasted. Ultimately, it is God who crowns and no man receives anything expect it is given by God. Mafo is a good personality who possesses sterling political and intellectual credentials. We will both work to ensure make Ondo state a better place for all.”

Mafo, a former Commissioner for Information, Youth & Strategy in Ondo State was hitherto the Chairman of the Ondo State Football Association (ODSFA).

Prince Mafo, who hailed from Zion Pepe, Ilaje local government area of Ondo State, is a Law graduate of the University of Ado-Ekiti. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.